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the pentagon is investigating e- mails general john allen traded with a florida woman. who is she? bob orr and john miller investigate. nancy cordes on the president's next cabinet. who's coming and who's going in the top jobs? the head of the specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak is called before congress. jim axelrod on t investigation. and they faced down a mass murderer. elaine quijano with the officer who was shot 12 times as he and his partner stopped a bloodbath. >> i confronted evil in the parking lot and evil was not going to leave. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. general john allen, the general in charge of the war in afghanistan, is under investigation tonight in connection with the same woman who helped bring down the director of the c.i.a., retired general david petraeus. now general allen's nomination to be supreme allied commander of nato is on hold. two of the top military men of their generation have been brought low by their acquaintance with jill kelley, a tampa socialite
of billions in spending by ensuring the pentagon can pass an audit. mr. speaker, we face many challenges, but we must not allow our political crisis to create an economic crisis for millions of americans who are struggling. now is not the time to turn our backs on struggling families just to preserve tax give aways to millionaires and billionaires. we must come together to wage a war on poverty and end the war on the poor. and finally a 350 economists have said, we need jobs first. with recovery, deficit reduction will come by its own accord thanks to increased revenues in an improving economy. they went on to say that public outrage for jobs and recovery comes first, budget cuts only lead to a deeper slump. thank you, i yield the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the house shall be in recess one of the stories we are following across the c-span networks is the house and senate hearings on the attack on the u.s. consequence klatt -- consulate in benghazi libya. among those testifying today is the acting dire
the white house out of the fray. >> he has faith in allen. and i would refer you to the pentagon for the process under way with regards to general allen. the president was certainly surprised when he was informed about the situation regarding general petraeus on thursday. he greatly appreciates general petraeus's remarkable service to his country. but he's not going to make grand decisions about things based on, you know, two situations, two individual cases. he's focused on the missions that the military is tasked with. >> let's look at all that's happened. the pentagon is combing through thousands of pages of documents belonging to john allen. he's denied any wrong doing. a u.s. official tells nbc news that the documents could connect general allen to jill kelley. she's the same woman whose original complaint about harassing e-mails set off the initial investigation. e-mails that multiple law enforcement sources tell nbc was traced back to this woman, paula broadwell. she's admitted to an affair with dvp dp. last night fbi agents searched paula broadwell's home, the home she sh
their daily lives. >> the thing that was so strange to hear today was to watch the pentagon insist to reporters that there's nothing they know of that's untoward besides flirtation revealed in the e-mails between kelley and general allen. allen has had an absolutely star crossed tenure in afghanistan. he had scandal after scandal from the bails attacks that left 16 innocents dead to the koran burnings, to images coming out of marines urinating on a dead taliban militant, and he's been able to level with a lot of us in the press about the progress not really being as rapid as he would like, and you see this happen, to have allen swept up in all of this was kind of cataclysmic at the pentagon. a lot of us went to sleep thinking it was a scandal about general petraeus, and then suddenly allen is involved in it. it was absolutely surreal. >> and richard, one of the things that happened over the years, petraeus has been glorified by the media, it is not something i felt capable of contributing to since i don't know anything about the military, never having spent a day in it, but that do
, but the pentagon faces potentially critical budget cuts as congress prepares to take on deficit reduction in the fiscal cliff negotiations. retired u.s. army colonel jack jacobs is an msnbc contributor and recipient of the medal of honor for his service in vietnam. it's a great honor to have you here. >> thank you. >> despite resigning, the plot keep thinkckening. >> there will continue to be disclowe schurs about what the affair was all about and how it was discovered and what role the fbi played and what role the white house played and the possibility of delaying the announcement. there will be plenty of speculation, but in terms of an effect on the cia, on the mission, i don't think it will have any affect whatsoever. it's a large organization with lots of missions. the man who is currently the acting director and very, very able. eventually he will be replaced and there will be somebody who will be nominated to take his place and petraeus' place, but the cia will carry on doing what it needs to do and being part of the overall intelligence apparatus of the american government. >> sure
it was important to refer the matter to the pentagon's inpeck tore general. the senior defense official tells nbc news that panetta didn't make this decision lightly. secretary clinton acknowledged she has talked to u.s. partners about the allen case but says it won't harm the war effort. >> general allen is a distinguished marine and commander who has been an important part of the nato isap mission in afghanistan. there's been a lot of conversation, as you might expect, bob, but no concern whatsoever being expressed to us because the mission has been set forth. it is being carried out. >> the head of nato also told reporters today in brussels that he has full confidence in general allen. we are also learning more about the 20,000 to 30,000 documents that include some e-mails between general allen and the tampa socialite jill kelley which the pentagon calls potentially inappropriate communications. the fbi has characterized some of the e-mails as, quote, flirtatious. the general strongly denies any misconduct and the fbi has not found any wrongdoing. we're also learning more about kelley herself
.s. commander in afghanistan. the pentagon says the fbi has uncovered thousands of potentially inappropriate emails between allen and jill kelley, the woman who complained of harassment from petraeus' lover, paula broadwell. her complaint to the fbi led to the discovery of broadwell and petraeus's relationship, prompting his resignation on friday. allen succeeded petraeus in afghanistan last year. the pentagon says allen will remain the u.s. commander in afghanistan for now, but the plans to nominate him to become nato's supreme allied commander are on hold pending the outcome of an investigation. on monday night, fbi agents continued their probe by searching broadwell's north carolina home. as the obama administration faces turmoil with two top military leaders, reports are continuing to emerge of the potential makeup of its second term cabinet. according to the washington post, massachusetts senator and former presidential candidate john kerry has emerged as a potential candidate to become the next secretary of defense. a decorated veteran of the vietnam war, john kerry became known in the
of "escape fire." >> to the pentagon acknowledged that a fire on an unmanned u.s. surveillance drawn in international airspace. it will return to base on harmed -- unharmed. they discussed the incident at today's briefing. >> good afternoon. this weekend, the secretary will be traveling to the asia pacific, the fourth trip, the third since june. further advance the strategy for rebalancing in the asia-pacific. the first stop will be australia where he will be joined by secretary clinton and others for the annual u.s.-australia ministerial. this is his first trip as secretary of defense to austria and will allow him to express gratitude for their contribution to our efforts in afghanistan. it also provides an opportunity to review the alliance is progress. and to discuss the next steps in this important operation. then he will travel to thailand, the first visit to thailand since 2008. it is an important alliance that will serve our country as well for 60 years and the government's are interested in establishing a strategic vision for this alliance. the final stop will be cambodia. th
for sending what the pentagon said were "potentially inappropriate" messages, putting on hold his likely promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course, it weighs on him as much as it weighs on dave petraeus. i believe that dave is very, very sad for what he admitted he did. >> reporter: at the center of this web, jill kelley, the tampa socialite and honorary military ambassador, living near the centcom headquarters where petraeus and allen were once based. officials say it was early this summer that kelley received anonymous e-mails, accusing her of flaunting her friendly relationships with top military brass. the fbi traced those e-mails back to paula broadwell's computer where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with david petraeus. but it doesn't stop there. abc news has learned that general allen also received an anonymous e-mail traced to paula broadwell, painting jill kelley as a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelley's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelley and general allen, 20,000 to 30,000 pages of communications in all. bu
to the pentagon's newly released time line. a special op.s team in croatia was told to prepare to deploy 2 to 4 hours after the attack started. the team did not arrive at a base in southern italy until at least 18 hours later. long after the attack was over. the military insists there were no armed aircraft that could have responded in time to rescue the men. >> and the latest peta target, thanksgiving. the group is looking to your kids to help keep turkey off the menu this holiday. let's look at this ad. peta plans to run this billboard near public schools in nevada, california and idaho asking kids if they wouldn't eat their dog why would they eat a turkey. i see the connection. no, i don't. some parents are are upset. saying the message is too disturbing for kids. >> i don't know. i gave my daughter a couple of turkeys for pets. [ laughter ] >> no. a duck. >> very nice. >> sure. meanwhile, let's turn our attention now to the fiscal cliff that lies ahead and the question of will there actually be compromise in our government. it is needed to avoid that situation where $500 billion in new taxe
or the pentagon have done more, because there was a first attack, then seven hours later, attack, where two more americans were killed. could they have done more to try to protect them? send in reinforcements during those seven hours? finally, as you say, the very confusing story after the fact. so that's why they are holding these hearings, to try to find out. one of the questions i'm going to ask senator feinstein is do they think it's okay just to hear from the deputy director, now the acting director, or are they going to insist, even though he's resigned that petraeus come and testify before the committee? >> we saw congressman chase already saying it may have to come down to a subpoena. we'll see what happens on that. and of course the big issue is the fiscal cliff. i don't know about you, but i get the sense people have this election hangover, sort of drained right now. but we do hear talk about this coming together. do you think that's going to trickle down to capitol hill, especially as they get only seven weeks left to work something out? >> reporter: i was going to say, we always talk
that led to shots being fired near the white house. the video is from the pentagon city mall. police tell us the shooting followed a robbery outside a dupont circle nightclub friday morning. >>> strong words today about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi and its political fallout. the house and senate intelligence committees held closed hearings and heard testimony from acting cia director michael morerel. there was a hearing before the house committee on foreign affairs. the chairwoman called the deadly attack on september 11th a disgrace, and things got heated on both sides. >> also disgraceful is the sad parade of conflicting accounts of the attack that we have received from administration officials in the weeks and months since. >> to lay this at the doorstep of the president or the secretary of state or the united nations ambassador, you will find us ready and willing to resist to the teeth. >> tomorrow, former cia director david petraeus will testify before the house and senate intelligence committees. it will be his first appearance on the hill since he resigned la
's pentagon talk. clearly it was political. shear michelle malkin. >> par fort course for the most transparent administration ever. thursday, november 1, 4:50 in the morning, our predator drone was fired at by these two iranian jets and it doesn't come out until after the election? yeah, it stinks in here. but this hauls been the obama way. they accused the republicans inkressantly of voter suppressant, but they've been guilty of truth suppression. it's not just the white house that has to answer for this, but the lap dogs in the media. i would like to know, were there any outlets that were informed of them and told to keep it quiet? the same way we know that many journalists were apprised of benghazi and kept quiet about it to serve this campaign's needs before the election? again, people's blood should be boiling. >> steve: it is. >> brian: the key is the response. it's delayed. it's already diminished. we blew up an oil platform not too long ago to send a message to iran. i'm just wondering if we are sending any type of message besides valerie jarrett is not only not seemingly ready to reb
at the pentagon. when exactly will petraeus meet with the lawmakers and do we know where? >> it's a good question. first of all, as you mentioned, they are going to be having house and senate intel committee hearings today. mike morell, the acting director of the c.i.a., will be speaking to lawmakers during those hearings. david petraeus will not be attending those hearings today. we understand that he will be on capitol hill tomorrow before the house select intelligence committee. that's mike rogers, congressman mike rogers' committee, at 7:30 tomorrow morning. on friday, david petraeus is scheduled to appear before that committee. we understand he will not be addressing the f.b.i. investigation that led to his affair, but that he will be talking about benghazi exclusively and what happened there. meanwhile, the f.b.i. is still investigating how paula broadwell, his mistress, ended up with so many classified documents at her home in north carolina. agents, f.b.i. agents returned to her home on monday night. but as of now, have not found that petraeus was involved in any sort of national security
to talk about the pentagon?" >> absolutely, yes. but i should say, that does seem to be a change in chairman upton's views before he took on this leadership. fred upton was, you know, has long been a moderate who's worked on this issue, who's reached across the aisle on these issues. before he became chairman of the house energy and commerce committee, on his website, he had the phrase that "climate change is a problem." that was deleted after he became chairman of the house energy committee. so, we're definitely seeing a shift on this. >> hockenberry: chairman upton declined frontline's request for an interview. but the congressman wasn't the only one not talking. in 2011, the national journal tried to poll all gop lawmakers on climate change. >> i came up with the idea to ask every republican member of congress three simple questions about climate change. they were very simple. they are basically, you know, "do you think that climate change is causing the earth to become warmer?" >> hockenberry: straightforward. >> how much, if any of that, do you think is attributable to human
. but the pentagon is investigating thousands of documents and e-mails, some of them were apparently flirtatious. turns out both allen and petraeus stepped in to help kelley's twin sister, natalie, in a custody battle with her ex-husband. both generals wrote letters on behalf of the sister. here's a photo of petraeus with the twin sisters. petraeus wrote to the court quote, we have on many occasions observed natalie and her son, including when we hosted them in the kelley family for christmas dinner this past year. in each case we have seen a very loving relationship. we removed the son's name to protect his identity as a minor. there you have it. who's who in the scandal along with the latest twists and turns. there's a lot to discuss tonight. back to our breaking news, the fbi search last night, agents spent about five hours at paula broadwell's north carolina home, took away boxes full of documents and computers. we now have new details on why they were there. joining me now on the phone is cnn national security contributor, fran foutownsend. as you know, fran recently visited libya with her
's a love pentagon. here is what's important on the public interest level. attorney general eric holder at a press conference today in new orleans to announce the biggest criminal settlement, the biggest criminal fines and resolution ever in american history against bp is asked about this soap opera in tampa regarding petraeus. and what he said is, look, there are a lot of things going on right now but the important thing is there was no breach of national security. if there had been a breach of national security, we would have taken this to the fbi -- the fbi would have taken this to the white house. they would have taken it to capitol hill. since there was none, we didn't feel like we had to share a criminal investigation. that's an important development. it's the first time he's spoken out on this. >> so there's nothing really there in terms of impact on the country's security. let me go to bart on the same question, the relationship between general petraeus and the reporter broadwell. you know, often times, and i guess in movies or in mellow drama you're used to the fact a report is
petraeus, and now general john allen being investigated for sending what the pentagon said were potentially inappropriate messages. putting on hold his likely pro promotion to become the supreme allied commander in europe. >> of course it weighs on him. as much as it weighs on dave petraeus. i believe that dave is very, very sad for what he has admitted he did. >> reporter: at the center of this web, jill kelley, the tampa socialite and honorary military ambassador, living near the centcom headquarters, where petraeus and allen were once based. officials say the was early this summer that kelley received anonymous e-mails accusing her of flaunting her friendly relationships with top military brass. the fbi traced those e-mails become to paula broadwell's computer where they discovered the evidence of broadwell's affair with david petraeus. but it doesn't stop there. abc news has learned that general allen also received an anonymous e-mail traced to paula broadwell painting jill kelley as a seductress. a further look by the fbi into kelley's e-mails revealed hundreds between kelley and gener
of day over several years. according to the f.b.i. and the pentagon, they have declined to comment on the nature of the relationship. let's just say they were friendly, at least e-mail wise. >> gretchen: they are saying that it was inappropriate communication. so it doesn't sound like they were joking with each other. >> steve: potentially inappropriate. >> gretchen: well, yeah. alleged. but i don't think they used the word inappropriate, unless they were pretty sure that's how they felt the tone was. in the meantime what, does this mean for general allen? he's been in charge of afghanistan? he was supposed to move up. now they'll put that promotion on hold. so while they do this investigation. the whole thing is so interesting about now this jill kelly connection, she's this sociallyian son, volunteer gig in tampa. but what was she being social about? apparently she was e-mailing a lot and getting e-mails originally from paula broadwell, very good friends with general petraeus and his wife. now she has this very good relationship with general allen which remains a question mark. s
the sequestration talks which would mean $55 billion to the pentagon. those are big cabinet members and they are likely to go which will take over some dominoes inside the administration as people move up to fill those. inside the west wing, he may have a new chief of staff. that would be his fourth that he has named. these are times when he can look at those working for him. only two cabinet members left in the first four years. he can begin to tailor his staff to what he wants to pursue. host: eric holder the attorney general has said he will stay on. guest: that is right. he has had a mixed record. he has had a mixed relationship with the white house. he would not be the easiest guy to ask to leave. if he wants to stay, i imagine he would probably stay. host: "the wall street journal" says this -- margaret talev, who replaces let's start with hillary clinton? guest: it is a great question. i think the conventional wisdom is right in that there are two candidates that are being looked at. john kerry, a sit-in for mitt romney in president obama's debate prep. the present perform st
are actually sharing priorities? >> na experience back here in town with ngos coming to the pentagon or the defense department on their side either asking for help or asking for distance or what experience do you have there? >> i have, the red cross comes to mind but i think the issue with ngos from my point of view is very few actually come in other than to say how can we help and who do we go to? that was very prevalent during katrina. a lot of people wanted to just go and they knew enough to know that just showing up wouldn't work. so they were trying to not bother the operations and they were coming to the pentagon to say how can we help in what and what can we do? i think that scenario replays itself at various levels all over the world, and so again, i am torn by the need to keep the government out of a local cooperative effort so that the benefits of capitalism can come up with a solution that is efficient, low-cost and philanthropic way supported. you have people confuse with a very limited amount of technology and infrastructure requirements like the use of cell phones and h
they are going. >> stephanie: right. pentagon officials disclosed details about the -- the president got an assist from none other than bush's defense secretary. he wrote the us did almost everything possible witness the attacks were started. blah, blah, blah. it was based -- the military's most capable rescue force was deployed immediately -- blah, blah, blah. >> he is obviously in the tank for obama. >> stephanie: john mccain -- he is such a angry bitter little elf about losing. there was no viable military option to deflect sporadic attacks in a city full of people sympathetic to the us. really, you are going to drop a bomb -- >> well, in rambo what happened was -- >> stephanie: okay. armed drones were not in the area, air strikes without intelligence posed a huge risk of killing americans and civilians. last week the cia managers told officials benghazi not to go to the aid -- oh, they gave a stand-down order? >> no. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: when the annex itself was under attack officials refused to pass along request for military assistance and one of the
a corporation and changing the ceo every year? >> let's talk about how the ceos are selected in the pentagon. obviously eisenhower was coming of age in the military. you rose through the ranks differently for different reasons than you do now. rewards and punishments then versus now are radically different. aren't they? >> they are. marshall invents the modern super power military. when he takes over as army chief of staff september 1, 1939, the army has about 180,000 people, including the air force. which is part of the army then. he takes it up to 9.5 million over five years. so it is a huge expansion. he makes it look easy almost. but back then, there was a very clear system of incentivizing success. there was accountability. these days there is not accountability for generals. the raw material is not bad for generals. there are a lot of smart, ambitious, hard working guys. the problem is, there's no incentive to take risk. there's no incentive to succeed. everybody veers towards mediocrity because that's the way to get through. >> wow. tom ricks, thank you very much. the book is "the gen
billion to the pentagon. those are big cabinet members and they are likely to go which will take over some dominoes inside the administration as people move up to fill those. inside the west wing, he may the have a new chief of staff. that would be his fourth that he has named. these are times when he can look at those working for him. only two cabinet members left in the first four years. he can begin to tailor his staff to what he wants to pursue. host: eric holder the attorney general has said he will stay on. guest: that is right. he has had a mixed record. he has had a mixed relationship with the white house. he would not be the easiest guy to ask to leave. if he wants to stay, i imagine he would probably stay. says this -- >> this discussion is available on the c-span is video library. we will return to more correction of "cq" "roll call 's" post-election forum. >> reminder that this was the first presidential election that's probably something going forward. maybe we've seen that change forever. so maybe they will effect how washington handles the topic at hand in this panel. so i'd
to nato son hold while the pentagon investigates misconduct allegations regarding a c.i.a. investigation that led to the removal of general david petraeus. that is at 9:30 a.m. eastern and we'll have it live on c-span3. >> he was vice president for 82 days. being truman, he presided over the senate. nowadays the vice president doesn't bother with that unless his vote is need. he said that's my job. truman never learned anything from f.d.r. or his staff. it was a transition with zero knowledge that doesn't happen anymore. got a phone call, from the white house, get to the phone right away and so he picked up the phone and at the other end they said, get to the white house as soon as you can. so he grabbed his hat and dashed out and he had a car, of course, they gave him a chauffeur when he became vice president. went to the white house was met, taken upstairs to the second floor, which was the family floor. was met by eleanor roosevelt and he looked up and she said, harry, the president is dead. and you know, he was in total shock. and he said, what can i do for you? and she said, harry,
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